It’s time. (Yes, that’s another T.S. Eliot quote)
If you haven’t read NOT A DROP TO DRINK YET, I’m giving away 5 e-book copies and 5 paperbacks with bonus content here.
I don’t know if this is right but this is how I pictured the Wall (the wall to Taem, not to Claysoot) and Taem. I read that Taem is the first domed city in the book so I made a dome that took me hours to complete. By the way, I love this book! It has The Maze Runner feel to it. I think this book would make a really good movie someday.
Nominated by: Shawn
Diversity: LGBTQIA+ characters
This Thursday, we celebrate #diversitythursday! This week, we bring attention to Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills.
In Beautiful Music for Ugly Children…"This is Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, on community radio 90.3, KZUK. I’m Gabe. Welcome to my show."
My birth name is Elizabeth, but I’m a guy. Gabe. My parents think I’ve gone crazy and the rest of the world is happy to agree with them, but I know I’m right. I’ve been a boy my whole life.
When you think about it, I’m like a record. Elizabeth is my A side, the song everybody knows, and Gabe is my B side—not heard as often, but just as good.
It’s time to let my B side play.
Have you read Beautiful Music for Ugly Children? Tell us your thoughts! Send us an ask! Tweet us at @yainterrobang with your opinions. As always, #diversitythursday is about bringing attention to books with diverse characters and spreading the word - so talk about them, especially if you relate to the book!
MONTHLY THEME: Magical
Books that are awe-inspiring, beautiful and just plain magical.
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.
Words cannot do The Night Circus justice, beautifully written and full of mystery and magic, a must-read.
autisticmink said: Do you know any good books about characters with Aspergers/Autism? I would love to read something with a main character I can relate to
Sure! In a previous Ask, we listed two books with characters with Asperger’s/Autism written by authors with Asperger’s/Autism:
- Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (Penguin)
- Rogue by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Nancy Paulsen Books)
And here’s one more recent release:
- When Mr. Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan (Bloomsbury)
Does anyone else have suggestions?